Pacific Air Forces has deployed more than 70 airmen from Kunsan AB, South Korea, for a month-long exercise dubbed Operation Commando Sling with the Republic of Singapore’s armed forces. The primary focus of the exercise—in its 16th year—will be air-to-air missions between Kunsan’s 80th Fighter Squadron and the Singapore Air Force, according to Capt. Edward Francis, the 80th FS scheduler. The Kunsan team includes members of the 80th Aircraft Maintenance Unit.
More than 100 B-21s will be needed if the nation is to avoid creating a high demand/low capacity capability, panelists said on a Hudson Institute webinar. The B-21's flexibility, stealth, range and payload will be in high demand for a wide range of missions, both traditional and new.